Mapping Data FAQs
About our Mapping Data - Frequently asked Questions
Is there a licence that comes with data?
What does the licence enable me to do?
The data cannot be passed on in an editable form to third parties unless there is another agreement in place e.g. when the third party is acting as a contractor and the number of users, including contractor personnel, is covered by the total number of users licensed.
For clarity an organisation creating a report as part of a project for their client is permitted to share the report with the client as that is deemed the internal business use of the organisation. The organisation could not then take that report and sell it to multiple other clients – this would then be deemed commercial gain and not permitted.
Commercial gain would apply where the data is used to create another product which is then sold repeatedly. In this case it may be possible to apply for a low value commercial license so please contact our support team who will be able to advise.
What is a single user licence?
How long can I licence your data for?
How much does your data cost?
How do I order your data and what are your payment terms?
Can I give your data to a contractor or a customer?
Do I need to acknowledge the use of your data?
How can I contact you?
How can I find out more about how your data is created?
In what formats can I get the data provided?
What Coordinate Reference System is the data provided in?
Can I use your data on a website?
Can I use the data to create products I can then sell?
Can I use the same data on multiple projects?
How did OceanWise start creating marine maps?
What do we mean by large scale and small scale?
Why do I see data of different scales appear within a single zoom level of a WMTS?
What is the difference between ‘Internal Use’ and ‘Commercial Use’?
Internal Business Use would cover a consultant doing a project for a client and sending them a report as the output of that work as that is their normal business and is specifically mentioned in Section 3 first paragraph of the Ts & Cs.
If that consultant then wanted to sell that same report to other clients that would be classed as commercial use and NOT allowed under the licence. If this is required then the consultant would need to apply to the UKHO for a low value commercial licence which we can provide details for. The consultant would continue to need a data licence as long as they were selling that report.
This also relates to “derivation of data” where the data is being used to create a ‘product’ which is then sold to others i.e. the same thing is sold multiple times – that is not allowed under the licence, however the output of a project is not classed as derivation of data.
Other internal business use, includes reproducing and distributing non editable copies of the data in reports, other documents and as image files publicly. This includes putting these images on a website either for your own marketing or other purposes or on behalf of a client or customer. Please note restrictions on image size apply.